Learn More
AIM To report the findings in a patient treated by repeated intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) injections, followed by macular relocation and excision of subfoveal choroidal neovascular membrane (CNV). METHODS Histopathological evaluation of the CNV specimen, including immunohistochemical assessment. RESULTS During surgical excision, the CNV seemed to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Sciatica is a common clinical condition that can be extremely painful, disabling and life-changing. Whether conservative or surgical treatment for sciatica secondary to an intervertebral disc prolapse is most effective is still much debated. An important component of conservative treatment is physiotherapy, which aims to promote(More)
Human acellular dermal matrix (ADM) is commonly used in the surgical closure of soft tissue defects not amenable to primary repair. Adipose-derived stem cell (ASC) therapy in the context of soft tissue loss may enhance local microvascular density and wound healing [3]. The current study aimed to determine whether ASCs adhere to ADM in vitro and whether stem(More)
We present a case of a right external hemipelvectomy for chondroblastic osteosarcoma originating from the right ilium and reconstruction with salvage parts; cardiopulmonary bypass preserved anterior thigh free flap. The resection required sacrifice of the right common iliac artery and vein and the entire right gluteus maximus muscle. The first stage of the(More)
Three fourths of chief residents in general surgery receive further specialty training. The end to start-of-year transition can create administrative conflicts between the residency and the specialty training program. An Internet-based questionnaire surveyed general surgery and surgical specialty program directors to define issues and possible solutions(More)
Female Sprague-Dawley rats (Rattus norvegicus) were randomly assigned to diets containing mixtures of rat chow and tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) seed with 0, 5, 10, 20 and 40% infection levels of Acremonium coenophialum to assess the effect of the diets on the reproductive potential of rats. Rats fed 40% infected seed had decreased body weight,(More)
Ankyloglossum superius (or ankyloglossia superior) is a rare congenital craniofacial condition characterized by tongue tip adherence to the hard palate and associated limb abnormalities. There have been few reports of this condition in the literature. We present a patient with ankyloglossum superius syndrome and discuss diagnosis and surgical management.